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Sympathy For The Devil? Gone Girl

Spoilers abound Gone Girl – not quite a mystery or thriller, not quite a straight satire on modern marriage either. It’s almost War Of The Roses without the slapstick; instead, a dash of De Palma, with Verhoeven’s va-va-voom, and a Hitchcock glacial blonde, pulling all the strings. In its delirious, mid-point bait and switch, and […]

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What’s In The Box? David Fincher’s Fridges

The devil is in the details. And one detail that crops up in all David Fincher’s films is the humble refrigerator. It’s a harbinger of doom (Seven), a key to plot development (Alien 3, an er, mortuary fridge), or an indication of a house that’s merely an empty set (The Game). In the case of The […]

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David Fincher 1999 Film Comment Interview on Fight Club

  The following is an article and follow on interview with director David Fincher from the September/October 1999 issue of Film Comment, by Gavin Smith.   “Self-improvement is masturbation. Maybe self-destruction is the answer.” It’s tempting to describe David Fincher’s stunning, mordantly funny, formally dazzling new movie Fight Club as the first film of the […]

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